Retail roundup

Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.



US apparel retailers' November 2014 sales roundup 5 Dec 2014

Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record better-than-expected comparable store sales growth in November.


US apparel retailers' October 2014 sales roundup 7 Nov 2014

October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an improving economy and strong consumer demand, others were impacted by warmer weather during the month.


US apparel retailers' September 2014 sales roundup 10 Oct 2014

As back-to-school shopping tailed off in the first part of September, so too did sales for many US apparel retailers. Negative surprises from the likes of Gap, outweighed better-than-expected results from retailers such as L Brands & Zumiez.


US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup 5 Sep 2014

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.


US apparel retailers' July 2014 sales roundup 8 Aug 2014

Aggressive promotions by US apparel retailers in August provided consumers with incentives to shop - leading to better-than-expected comparable store sales growth for the month. The focus is now turning to the upcoming back-to-school shopping season.


US retailers' June 2014 sales roundup 11 Jul 2014

An improving employment picture, favourable weather for purchases of summer clothing, and heavy promotions fuelled better-than-expected sales for US apparel retailers in June - but analysts have warned that headwinds remain.


US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup 6 Jun 2014

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts expecting the upward trend to continue into June.


US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup 9 May 2014

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April - driving strong comparable store sales growth for US apparel retailers.


US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup 11 Apr 2014

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the Easter holiday shift and continued cool weather.


US retailers' February 2014 sales roundup 7 Mar 2014

US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others benefiting from a pick-up in traffic in the latter part of the month.


US retailers' January 2014 sales roundup 7 Feb 2014

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January, forcing many shoppers to stay at home. But while some consumers were physically unable to spend, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.


US retailers' December 2013 sales roundup 10 Jan 2014

December proved to be a challenging month for US apparel retailers, with the most promotional retailing environment in five years, a shortened holiday season, sluggish consumer spending, and adverse weather conditions all taking their toll on comparable store sales.


US retailers' November 2013 sales roundup 6 Dec 2013

Steep discounts, flexible store opening times, price matching and free shipping were not enough to win US shoppers over in November, after apparel retailers delivered disappointing comparable store sales during the month.


US retailers' October 2013 sales roundup 8 Nov 2013

Despite low expectations, US apparel retailers managed to overcome a number of hurdles in October - including the government shutdown and soft economic growth - to post same-store sales gains for the month.


US retailers' September 2013 sales roundup 11 Oct 2013

Lacklustre back-to-school sales, warmer than average temperatures, waning consumer confidence, worries over a government shutdown, and stagnant wage growth all combined to give another mixed sales bag for US apparel retailers in September.


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